We’ve seen Google roll out some new features to Gmail over the past few weeks including quick action buttons and allowing users to search their calendar and Drive accounts directly in Gmail. It looks those weren’t the only improvements Google had planned for Gmail as a redesign was leaked during I/O.
During a Google I/O session called “Structure in Android App Design,” an image of new design for Gmail leaked. The leaked image shows the new Gmail will have a revamped navigation drawer and will possibly lack an action bar on the bottom of the screen. Those actions that are normally located at the bottom of the screen have been moved up to streamline the inbox’s vertical structure.
The new navigation drawer looks to make it easier to access your Gmail account’s priority inbox and individual labels without having to open an additional screen, which is how you would access them in the current Gmail app. When exactly Google is planning to roll out the redesign for its Gmail app is yet unknown, but hopefully it’ll be soon now that it’s officially been leaked.